It’s hard to believe that my first year on City Council has come to a close! It certainly was a whirlwind year, one in which I learned a lot and tried to make sure I was representing the Northwest District to the best of my ability.
I took a moment to look back and wanted to share some of the highlights from my perspective. One of my goals was to make sure I was as accessible as possible, and I enjoyed attending most of the monthly neighborhood association meetings as well as hosting my bi-monthly coffees and sponsoring the five mini-Clean Sweeps. All really helped me stay in touch and hear what was on people’s minds. I look forward to continuing these in 2017.
Public safety was a big issue in 2016 and I appreciated the cooperation of the Rochester Police Department when I called for increased focus on the Lyell-Otis area in the wake of the homicide in front of School 54. We also worked together to increase enforcement on Lake Avenue to address speed and safety issues, and to add a meeting for Northwest residents to comment on community engagement when the original one was scheduled for a Friday night. Public safety will continue to be a top priority for me in 2017.
I was able to help Northwest neighbors in a variety of ways in 2016 and this will always be my #1 priority. I’m hoping that none of you have water problems like the Clematis Street residents, or mosquito problems like those on West Boulevard Parkway, or illegal dumping on Rogers Parkway – but if you do, I’m here to help.
Thank you all so much for your support over the past year, and I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy 2017!